Some days just work out.
This morning I got to sleep in a bit. Then the phone started going nuts.
Heath was already up and working on destroying the house. So Steph and I got up. Almost as soon as we did Heath went outside. We watch him out the windows and he has a ball.
One guy wanted to come pick up a tractor that he looked at 8 months ago. I still had it so I told him to come on.
Steph was feeling better so she came outside with me. We hooked the 242 to the mobile crane and then went down the hill to pick up the TroyBilt to bring it up. When the guy showed up it was a simple matter of backing up to his truck and unstrapping it.
Then we moved an oil drum and moved the trailer full of trash cans back to where it belongs.
Scott, my good neighbor, came over to see what I had hauled in that he might be interested in. Somehow while talking to him I turned the wrong way and it felt like someone shot me. After he left I came in side to sit a bit. Almost as soon as I sat down the pain went away. It was odd.
Then we got busy putting the new hood vent in.
I don't know if I ever mentioned why we bought one. Heath and Emily are sharing a bedroom. As you can imaging it is fun at times. In order to get my old office cleaned out many things have to be shuffled around the house. In order to begin the shuffle the massive hood vent that was in the house ( that was a foot and a half wider than the stove) had to go so the upright freezer could be moved.
We pulled the old hood vent out and got the new one into position. Immiedately I knew we had a problem the vent pipe hooks directly to the middle of the fan. So the new one was offset by about 9 inches or so. And the new one did not come with the flange to hook to the pipe.
Steph, Heath, and I headed down to Ace hardware. They had nothing even close.
At Lowe's they had 4, 6 and 8 inch ducting. I had 5 inch. I I decided to make it work. I got a 6 inch flange and a roll of aluminum tape.
Back home I cut the shelves to get the ducting in. It is ugly, but I got ti to fit. Then I cut the flange so I could flute it down and used the tape to attach it to the existing ductwork.
Finally it was installed and tested. No air leaks anywhere.
I left Steph and Emily to clean up the aftermath and I went to sit down.
After a bit Steph left for Wal-Mart.
While she was gone Sam and his brother Nehimiah (or however it is spelled) arrived. He had tried to clean his gun by himself. He got it apart and had no idea how to put it back together. He had it in a ziploc bag.
I looked at it and it was filthy. I gave him my cleaning kit and told him to get at it.
While he was cleaning, Tyler showed up with his rifle.
I sent Steph a text that we had 3 more for dinner. f
After a bit this was my living room.
While they were cleaning my old neighbor Jesse came by. He moved to the beach. We had a good visit and he showed me his new AR-15. I tried to steal it. He didn't let me. I did manage do drool on it a bit. He headed off to the beach again.
Instead of just reassembling the boys guns, I made them put them back together. Tyler has a Marlin 60. A drunk could reassemble it in a tornado during a blackout. Once he got the main spring figured out he was done. Sam has a Ruger 10/22. It took him an hour and a half to figure out who to put the bolt back in. Then I had to figure out where all the pins he took out went. Finally it was in one piece again.
Steph cooked a ton of sloppy joes and everyone pigged out.
Tomorrow we have to shuffle some more stuff and hopefully get the office cleared out. That remains to be seen.